Before and After Chalkboard Chair Makeover

by DIY Maven

 

Welcome to a new feature here on Curbly! It's called...drumroll, please....Make Over Mondays!! (Okay, so you could figure that one out by the totally awesome banner above.) Anyhoo, Mondays are going to be devoted to fabulous befores & afters. So if you like a good makeover (and who doesn't?) make sure you visit every Monday for your makeover fill. And if you've got a good makeover of your own to show off, don't worry, Tuesday through Friday are still available*.

created at: 2010/02/08

And now for the make over....chairs!! But not just any chairs.

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8 Uses for 1 Sock

by DIY Maven

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What happens to all those missing socks? Does the washer eat them? Do one-footed fairies snatch them from the dryer while they're still toasty warm? Whatever the reason for their disappearance, they leave behind partners that require new jobs. Re-nest complies 8 ideas

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Refinish Your Wood Front Door

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2010/02/08

Photo Images: Kit Latham

Long ago, I watched out next door neighbor painstakingly strip the paint off, sand, stain and seal his west-facing front door.  The next year he was sanding and refinishing it again. What gives? I wondered. He said the hot afternoon sun had fried the finish. He was now wiser and decided to try marine Spar, a urethane varnish used for boats. He then made it through 2 full summers without

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